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Where does it stand? Is your interest waning, or are you still as passionate as ever?
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Old September 1st, 2017 (11:05 PM). Edited September 1st, 2017 by CodeHelmet.
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    Well, I think I speak for many when I say that our interest in the Anime is certainly piqued by the announcement that Brock and Misty will be returning to the Anime in a couple weeks. Personally my interest in the anime was really starting to wane(to the point I was literally contemplating not even watching Episodes). Yet with old memories being stirred anew and the odds of even more past characters popping in to say hello once more being higher now(Serena is arguably the next domino to fall for next season), I can say that its been a long time since I've been excited to see a Pokemon Episode.
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    Old September 1st, 2017 (11:42 PM). Edited September 1st, 2017 by thedestinedblade.
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    I've been with the franchise for almost 20 years now and I only really care for the games at this point. But even with the games, my interest has been on the downfall as evident by my complete lack of interest in S/M. Those games just didn't do it for me for whatever reason, which is a first since I started with Red and Blue.
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    Old September 2nd, 2017 (6:38 AM).
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    For me, although my interest lies exclusively with the games, it's kind of waning. I consider it mostly normal, because the time period when I'm not really playing Pokemon games as much up until a new game is released is when I feel the most bored of Pokemon gaming, and usually when a new main series game is released my interest picks right back up.

    I wish I was interested/had more time for other mediums, though. Although my interest is mostly solid, it could be a lot stronger if I was into the TCG or the anime, for instance. Alas.
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      I don't enjoy collecting merchandise as much as I used to and I even plan to sell or give away some of my Pokemon toys. I'm interested in the games as much as ever, but I'm looking forward to whatever the Switch game will be more than US/UM. As for the anime, I don't get as excited for new episodes or movies as I did when I was younger, but I still keep up to date with it and I'm enjoying S/M so far.
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      I'd say it's about a medium right now, as far as excitement goes. Like a 5.7/10, give or take a decimal. But, I'd say that's fairly good considering my enthusiasm for Pokemon just a few weeks ago hovered at barely a 0.2/10.

      I've recently begun collecting the cards again (never really stopped but dropped off significantly) and even bought a new Alolan Vulpix plush! So if spending money is any indicator of interest, I'm doing pretty well, lol. I can also safely say I'm fairly excited for Ultra Sun/Moon. Despite some of my reservations, it's always nice to enter into a new adventure. :)
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      Old September 2nd, 2017 (5:18 PM).
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        My interest in Pokemon is actually pretty low at the moment. I haven't really enjoyed a mainline Pokemon game since Pokemon Black and White 2. I do try to shinny hunt in Pokemon X when I'm in the mood for it, but so far I'm only really successful in chain fishing. I'm somewhat curious about the upcoming Switch game but that's really about it.
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        My interest would have been higher if we got another original game coming up rather than the second version of a pretty-good-but-not-amazing game I played only a year ago. I dunno.
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        I've been with the franchise for 15 long years and I don't see my interest waning anytime soon. At some points it has waned when I decide to check out other games, and for me I know it definitely did when I went through a Zelda phase at the end of 2015 until the first half of 2016, but I was still playing Pokemon from time to time.
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        Old September 3rd, 2017 (1:24 AM).
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        My interest would have been higher if we got another original game coming up rather than the second version of a pretty-good-but-not-amazing game I played only a year ago. I dunno.
        Do you think it's also because people are getting "burned out" (for lack of a better way to phrase it) of handheld Pokemon games and are too anxious to see one on a console?

        For some reason, I think this is more of the case, as well. :P
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        Do you think it's also because people are getting "burned out" (for lack of a better way to phrase it) of handheld Pokemon games and are too anxious to see one on a console?

        For some reason, I think this is more of the case, as well.
        Maybe some people... I'm personally not too fussed about what device I play Pokémon on as long as the hardware capacity is enough to support the game (which has always been the case). So I can't say that would be the reson for me.

        That said, I am excited to see what they'll be able to do on Switch hardware - I just wouldn't lose interest in the franchise due to the fact that we haven't reached that point yet.
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        Old September 3rd, 2017 (3:39 AM).
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        Moderately interested as of now since we're approaching the release of USUM. I'm also thinking of buying Gold/Silver from the eShop this month which will keep me occupied for a while. On top of that although it's a long way off yet, we have got that untitled Pokémon game for the Switch which hopefully we'll hear more about as we move into next year.
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          As passionate as ever. If we are talking current news, I'm anxious for any news about the Switch game, but not for any good reasons. I am not a fan of the idea at all and I think GameFreak could do a lot to make me dislike the idea even more (though I hope that doesn't happen).
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            Actually pretty excited. I had a few points where i wasnt very invested, but those were long ago.
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            So-so. When I stopped roleplaying pokémon, my interest fell surprisingly fast. I still like it though, and can talk about pokémon. But I don't feel like it's a huge part of what I think about on an average day~
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            Old September 4th, 2017 (3:50 PM). Edited September 4th, 2017 by WingsofBliss.
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              The anime I had stopped watching back when Ash had traveled to Hoenn, and the other stuff like the cards and manga have never really caught my interest. Right now, it's mostly the main series games that I'm interested in. I'm hyped for USUM and the upcoming game for the Switch. My first game was Crystal version, and it's just so fascinating for me to see how the games continue to grow with advancing technology.
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              Kind of in the middle at the moment. I'm really hoping the G/S releases on VC will reignite the fire, since I really miss playing VGC.
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              Generally I'm around the middle, with the games being slightly higher than that and the anime being close to zero. =/
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                Generally I'm around the middle, with the games being slightly higher than that and the anime being close to zero. =/
                Not even remotely interested in the Anime when Takeshi and Kasumi, aka Brock and Misty, are returning for two Episodes? The rest of the Sun and Moon series I can understand(so much wrong with it).
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                  My interest in Pokémon definitely changed a lot over the years.
                  At first I was mostly into the anime and just some collecting but over time the anime just became boring. It was a new thing that got me into the franchise but the anime overall is rather awful. It did however get me into the tcg and the games. I was really excited when Origins came out and hopefully there will be more adaptations like that for the other gens.
                  Imo this is what they should've done with the anime to keep it interesting but their target audience are still the kids so while this might run great for the older fans, it probably won't be the same for the young/newer fans.
                  But as a casual gamer, a lot of games don't really keep me playing after finishing it once because there's no content for casuals after it and even going online to do a battle for fun ... just isn't fun cuz everyone tries their best to create "broken" things... just too competitive for me.
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                  Not even remotely interested in the Anime when Takeshi and Kasumi, aka Brock and Misty, are returning for two Episodes? The rest of the Sun and Moon series I can understand(so much wrong with it).
                  That's why I said "close to zero" as opposed to "absolutely zero."
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                    That's why I said "close to zero" as opposed to "absolutely zero."
                    *Nods* Lots of people feel the way you do so I'm curious if you'd like to see anyone else return like Hoenn(May&Max), Sinnoh(Dawn), Unova(Iris and CIlan) or Kalos(Serena, Clemont and Bonnie). Something tells me that at least Serena is in the cards based on her popularity and the hint within the Sun and Moon game itself.
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                      Well, I think I can safely say that after 2 years of being only so-so with the franchise, Pokemon is now (finally) my favourite series once again starting from 2017. I don't know how, I guess it's because I've gotten over how I used to think it was tiresome and always was the same thing back in the middle of '15, and over time, I've began to accept it more for what it was, and now I love it just as much as I did when I was younger. I feel alone reading all your comments saying you all aren't interested so much anymore ._. . But for me, Pokemon has become my favourite franchise once again, starting this year.

                      Though of course, in case you guys are wondering this only applies to the games. I'm meh towards the cartoon like always (though I probably hate it by now), I've kinda grown out of the comic, and whatever else Pokes is doing right now I don't follow.
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                      I have huge interest in the games, though my anime interest is rapidly declining due to how badly written the SM anime has been so far. Not even Misty or Brock's upcoming appearance will save it for me.
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